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Saturday May 30 2020
Inter on to a Werner

With Inter seemingly in the race for Timo Werner’s signature, Richard Hall asks can the Nerazzurri afford not to sign the German hitman?

If Inter want to be classed as long term competitors for the Scudetto, then they must bring in players like Timo Werner. They ought to be favourites for the RB Leipzig forward, ready to trigger his €60m release clause when Liverpool and Juventus won’t. This of course implies he’d be a replacement for Lautaro Martinez, but the Nerazzurri should be making the move regardless of what may happen with the Argentine.

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Wednesday May 27 2020
Vidal 'already turned Conte down'

Arturo Vidal’s entourage claim he has no need to leave Barcelona for Inter and ‘already turned down Antonio Conte’ during his time at Chelsea.

People close to the midfielder were quoted by the Chilean edition of Spanish newspaper As.

“He wants to win the Champions League. Where could he have a better chance than playing alongside the best in the world?” said the unnamed representative.

It has been repeatedly rumoured that Conte would relish a reunion with his former Juventus star Vidal.

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Tuesday May 26 2020
Inter ready to bring Nainggolan back

Multiple reports suggest Radja Nainggolan will be welcomed back to Inter next season, as Cagliari director Marcello Carli admits ‘it’s not up to us.’

The midfielder was purchased from Roma for €38m plus Nicolò Zaniolo in the summer of 2018, but sent out on loan to Sardinia only a year later.

“Bringing in Nainggolan was outside of the usual plans, because we considered him a show-stopping player who could help raise the overall level of the squad,” director of sport Carli told Sky Sport Italia.

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Thursday May 21 2020
Agent: 'Conte is crazy about Sensi'

Agent Giuseppe Riso quashed reports linking Inter midfielder Stefano Sensi with Napoli in a swap deal with Allan: “Antonio Conte is crazy about him.”

Rumours emerged regarding a possible exchange of players between the Partenopei and the Nerazzurri, but Sensi’s agent has not heard any concrete talks about such a possiblity.

“The rumours about Napoli didn’t arrive to me,” he told Radio Kiss Kiss. “Also, because I don’t think Antonio Conte wants to let him go, he is crazy about him.

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Wednesday May 20 2020
Emerson: 'I could return to Serie A'

Emerson Palmieri discusses his career at Roma and Chelsea, working with Antonio Conte, Luciano Spalletti, Maurizio Sarri and Frank Lampard. ‘A return to Serie A could happen.’

The 25-year-old was born and raised in Brazil, but moved to Palermo in 2014 and decided to represent Italy at international level.

“I was very happy in Serie A, including with the culture, which is also why I chose to play for Italy,” he told Sky Sport Italia.

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Monday May 18 2020
On this day: Three records for Conte's Juve

On this day in 2014, Juventus beat Cagliari 3-0 to set three new records in Serie A, including collecting 102 points in a single season.

The Bianconeri had run the competition ragged in Serie A and, when referee Mauro Bergonzi blew the final whistle, Conte could celebrate three different milestones met in a single campaign with the Old Lady, as well as a first three-peat since the 1930s.

The job had been done in the first half thanks to an own goal from goalkeeper Marco Silvestri, before Fernando Llorente and Claudio Marchisio made it 3-0.

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Monday May 18 2020
Report: ADL gives Mertens one week to sign

Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis has allegedly given Dries Mertens one week to either extend his contract with the Partenopei or decide to move on.

Inter have reportedly been trying to lure the Belgium international away from the San Paolo and coach Antonio Conte would welcome Napoli’s joint all-time leading goalscorer to San Siro and pair him with international teammate Romelu Lukaku.

But the 33-year-old is yet to make his mind up and has received a contract offer from the Azzurri, who are losing patience with the veteran.

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Sunday May 17 2020
Spalletti: 'Inter wash dirty linen...'

Luciano Spalletti believes Champions League qualification with Inter was ‘more important than winning a Coppa Italia’ and laughed off ‘washing your dirty linen in public.’

He was effectively fired just days after leading the Nerazzurri to Champions League qualification last summer, as a deal with Antonio Conte had already been agreed.

“I have many fond memories of my time at Inter, especially as we finished both seasons with teams breathing down our necks to get into the Champions League,” Spalletti told Sky Sport Italia.

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Sunday May 17 2020
Moses: 'Honour to work with Conte'

Victor Moses says it is an ‘honour’ to be working with Antonio Conte again, calling the Inter coach an ‘amazing man’.

Moses helped Chelsea win the Premier League and FA Cup under Conte between 2016 and 2018, before following the man he considers his ‘mentor’ to Inter in January.

“It’s an honour to link up once again with an important figure in my career,” the Nigeria wingback told The Nation.

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Saturday May 16 2020
Chiellini: 'Conte and Allegri bleed you dry'

Giorgio Chiellini believes that Antonio Conte ‘would not have left’ Juventus if he hadn’t been on vacation. ‘Conte and Max Allegri bleed you dry.’

The defender releases his autobiography, ‘Io, Giorgio’, and covers his whole career, much of it spent in the Bianconeri jersey.

Conte was two days into pre-season training in July 2014 when he suddenly quit Juventus, having won three consecutive Serie A titles.

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